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Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Northeast Vacation 2018

We enjoyed our ferry ride. Comfortable ride, friendly crew with drinks and snacks. Would do this... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sherpa59625611883
Great service to and from Marthas Vineyard

I live on the vineyard and this is a great way to get off island to visit family in Connecticut... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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We operate the newest most luxurious fast ferry to Martha's Vineyard. The "Ava Pearl" offers all Business Class seating with interior luggage areas and the most advanced Ride Control System in the world offering the smoothest ride possible. Depart...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1347 Roger Williams Way, Quonset Point, North Kingstown, RI 02852-7426
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our ferry ride. Comfortable ride, friendly crew with drinks and snacks. Would do this again.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called weeks before arriving in Vineyard Haven and this company said we could purchase our tickets once we landed. Well, they're closed now for the season so all our Newport, RI plans have to be changed, including nonrefundable hotel.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RIFastFerry, Manager at Martha's Vineyard Fast Ferry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi bdad08, I hope you will reconsider posting a 1 Star Review as you have the wrong ferry service, we do not operate from Vineyard Haven (another company does) and we have ONLY operated seasonally from Memorial Day through Columbus Day for the last 18-years...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live on the vineyard and this is a great way to get off island to visit family in Connecticut during the summer months. You are able to avoid all of the cape traffic and the traffic on the bridges and you are in Rhode...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy and efficient. non rushing and prompt. easy to get to and out of the way of traffic. parking on site and ride goes by fast.

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best way to MV if you don’t need a car. Fast. Friendly. No hassle. Parking is $10 a day. Walk on and they stow your baggage for you. Have taken this ferry multiple times and it’s consistent.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We caught the ferry on the last weekend of the 2018 season, and it was fabulous. The staff were friendly. The seats were comfy too. I would highly recommend this day and will definitely use it again.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

We had a great time on the ferry to and from Martha's Vineyard. Embarcation was simple and fast. AFter on ly a few minutes onboard the party started meeting other travelers and having drinks and telling stories. The trip passed by in a flash.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

The trip was fast, convenient, and relaxing. Close, free parking and easy access to Routes 4 and 95 make this a cost effective, car-less way to get to the island. Oak Bluffs is the best, first port-of-entry on MV.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Wonderful transportation to the island, short distance, clean ferry with all refreshments available. Highly recommended. We took the last ferry of the season and we are glad we did.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

The Fast Ferry is well run and a great way to get to MV from all points south of Rhode Island. A great alternative to driving farther to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, if you can do MV without a car.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Nancy F
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Leejnd | Reviewed this property |
From their website: ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. If a ticketed passenger fails make his/her scheduled departure time the tickets will be valid through the end of the operating season of the year stated on his/her ticket... More
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Melanie Z
May 28, 2018|
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Response from RIFastFerry | Property representative |
The ferry arrives and departs from the Oak Bluffs Harbor which is within walking distance to downtown Oak Bluffs.
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Jaime L
March 11, 2018|
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Response from RIFastFerry | Property representative |
Hi Jaime, if you are planning to travel to the island for a day trip or just a few days then you would want to leave your car on the mainland. During the summer months the island can be grid lock and therefore easier to... More
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